Academic Advising and Resources

Resources for Undergraduates

Academic advising  and support resources available to undergraduate students at Brown include those listed below. Check the Dean of the College website for descriptions, hours and contact information for each of these resources:

  • Your assigned first-year/sophomore advisor and Meiklejohn peer advisor (we hope you and your advisor are a good fit, but if not, you may talk with a dean in the College or email to request a new advisor);
  •, a common on-line space for students and advisors that includes advising materials, information about the Writing Requirement, email announcements from, and the Concentration declaration process.
  • FocalPoint, a web tool for exploring all of Brown's undergraduate concentrations;
  • Concentration advisors in your junior and senior year;
  • Advising Central programs and small group meals with faculty;
  • Dean's advising hours held in University Hall and  in high-traffic locations around campus (such as the Nelson Fitness Center);
  • Curricular Resource Center, which provides information about opportunities such as GISPs, ISPs, time away, Careers in the Common Good, and Theories in Action;
  • The Math, Science and Writing Centers;
  • Tutoring; and
  • The Writing Fellows program.

Resources for Graduate Students

The Graduate School deans and staff are available to assist graduate students and post-doctoral appointees. The associate dean for academic affairs is the primary contact at the Graduate School for academic matters.  An associate dean for professional development is available to meet with students, as well. Students and post-docs may also visit the dean of the Graduate School during weekly office hours.

Resources for Medical Students

The Academic Support Program in the Alpert Medical School supports Brown medical students as they adapt their study and personal habits, and their test-taking skills, to the demands of medical school.